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News: France

We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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VIDEO: Strauss-Kahn: Liaison was 'inappropriate'

Monday, September 19th 2011, 1:25

The French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn has given his first interview since he was accused of attempting to rape a maid at a hotel in New York.
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Strauss-Kahn rues hotel liaison

Sunday, September 18th 2011, 23:24

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells French TV his liaison with a New York hotel maid was a "moral failing".
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Angry Nadal puts Spain in charge

Friday, September 16th 2011, 22:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro, Spain Spain

Rafael Nadal wins his match against France to put Spain on course for a Davis Cup semi-final, while Argentina establish a lead over Serbia.
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Paris bans Muslim street prayers

Friday, September 16th 2011, 21:18
related places: Paris

A ban on Muslims saying prayers in the street comes into effect in Paris with believers offered the use of a disused fire brigade barracks instead.
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Gaddafi loyalists resist in Sirte

Friday, September 16th 2011, 8:32
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gaddafi loyalists mount a stiff resistance on the outskirts of Sirte, as their opponents begin an assault on one of the last Gaddafi strongholds.
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PSG interested in signing Beckham

Friday, September 16th 2011, 7:22
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo reveals he would like to bring "pop star" David Beckham to the Qatari-owned club.
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French Socialists hold TV debate

Friday, September 16th 2011, 1:11

The six contenders for the right to stand for France's opposition Socialists at the 2012 presidential election hold a live TV debate.
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VIDEO: World leaders met as heroes in Libya

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 16:06
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British PM David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are in Libya, the most senior Western leaders to visit since Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted.
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Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 11:56
related countries: Libya Libya

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are in Libya, the most senior Western leaders to visit since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted.
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Apple drops 'Jew or not Jew' app

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 9:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apple

US computer firm Apple withdraws a Jewish or Not Jewish mobile phone application from its French online store over legal data collection issues.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis threatens French banks

Thursday, September 15th 2011, 5:37
related countries: Greece Greece

Continuing concern over a possible Greek default is putting pressure on French banks, which are the most exposed to Greek debt.
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French banks feel eurozone pain

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 19:13

Credit rating agency Moody's downgrades Credit Agricole and Societe Generale after reviewing their exposure to Greek debt.
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Belgian king returns over crisis

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 16:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

King Albert II of Belgium is cutting short a holiday in France to fly back to Brussels as his appointed mediator struggles to form a new government.
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French ex-PM's acquittal upheld

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 9:40
related places: Paris

A Paris appeals court upholds the acquittal of former French PM Dominique de Villepin on charges of smearing President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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The cosy relations between France and Africa

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 12:39

The cosy relationship between French and African leaders
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Should Hitler's Wall be preserved?

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 2:06

Should French respect or revile Nazi coast defences?
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Top French ex-leaders 'got $20m'

Monday, September 12th 2011, 18:55

Former French President Jacques Chirac and PM Dominique de Villepin were given $20m by African leaders, a lawyer and former aide alleges.
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Chirac-Villepin allegations revive sleazy memories

Monday, September 12th 2011, 16:50

New French 'bags of cash' claims could have explosive effect
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Explosion at French nuclear site

Monday, September 12th 2011, 16:42

No radiation leaks are detected at the French nuclear site of Marcoule, say officials, after a furnace explosion killed one person and injured four.
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Strauss-Kahn questioned in France

Monday, September 12th 2011, 11:17
related places: Paris

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is questioned by police in Paris over a complaint by a French journalist of attempted rape.
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Rwanda hopes to boost French ties

Monday, September 12th 2011, 8:24
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Paris

Rwandan President Paul Kagame pays his first visit to France since his country's 1994 genocide, hoping to improve damaged links with Paris.
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Frenchwoman rescued from pirates

Sunday, September 11th 2011, 7:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Eu

A French hostage is rescued from pirates off Yemen and her captors detained but her husband remains missing, EU defence officials say.
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Tullow makes 'important' oil find

Friday, September 9th 2011, 9:17
related countries: French Guiana French Guiana

Exploration firm Tullow makes an "important oil discovery" off the coast of French Guiana, potentially opening a major new offshore crude region.
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Galliano guilty of anti-Semitism

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 15:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British fashion designer John Galliano is given two suspended fines totalling 6,000 euros (£5,250) for anti-Semitic rants in a Paris restaurant.
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VIDEO: Galliano to learn fate in Paris trial

Thursday, September 8th 2011, 5:38
related places: Paris

A verdict is expected on Thursday in the trial of disgraced fashion designer John Galliano, who is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks at customers in a Paris bar, six months ago.
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France condemns Syrian 'crimes'

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 13:25
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Homs

France's foreign minister accuses Syria of carrying out "crimes against humanity", as its forces launch a fresh assault on the city of Homs.
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VIDEO: Wolf makes a comeback in France

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 11:17

The grey wolf, hunted almost to extinction in France in the 1930s but protected as an endangered species, is making a surprising comeback.
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Coming of the wolf

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:49

Predator's return spreads unease in wilds of France
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Chirac's trial opens without him

Monday, September 5th 2011, 17:19

The trial of former French President Jacques Chirac, on charges of illegal party funding during his time as mayor of Paris, opens in his absence.
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VIDEO: Chirac corruption trial to open

Monday, September 5th 2011, 9:16

Former French President Jacques Chirac may have to be tried in absentia on charges of corruption because of ill health.
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Humbling Chirac

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 19:19

French question putting ailing ex-president on trial
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VIDEO: Strauss-Kahn arrives in France

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 11:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Charles

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has arrived back in France from the US, where he was greeted by crowds of press waiting at Charles de Gaulle airport.
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Strauss-Kahn arrives in France

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 7:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives back in France from the US, after sex assault charges against him were dropped.
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VIDEO: Chaos as Strauss- Kahn leaves US

Sunday, September 4th 2011, 3:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has left the United States almost two weeks after a New York court dismissed charges of sexual assault against him.
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Jacques Chirac 'unfit for court'

Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 10:33

Jacques Chirac says he is not in a fit state to attend his corruption trial and has asked that his lawyers be allowed to represent him, French media say.
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Snooping row flares up in France

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 15:37

France's government confirms the secret service obtained phone records of a journalist investigating alleged illegal donations to President Sarkozy's party.
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VIDEO: Windsor retreat opens as holiday home

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 13:28

A safe haven for a scandalous couple, the French country home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is now open as an up-market holiday home.
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Libya leaders vow respect for law

Friday, September 2nd 2011, 9:24
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Paris

Libya's new interim leaders assure world leaders they will build a society full of tolerance and respect for the rule of law, at a Paris conference.
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Libya summit urges reconciliation

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 20:29
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Senior diplomats end a high-level meeting on Libya by urging the transitional government to engage in a reconciliation process with their enemies.
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VIDEO: Libya's influence on Sarkozy's ratings

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 5:28
related countries: Libya Libya

President Sarkozy led international action against Col Gaddafi's regime, but has the Libyan conflict affected his standing in France?
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Joe Cole seals Lille loan switch

Wednesday, August 31st 2011, 11:59
related places: Lille

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole joins French club Lille on loan for the remainder of the season, the Merseyside club confirm.
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French Socialist rivals face off

Friday, August 26th 2011, 18:01
related places: Rivals

Rivals for the French Socialists' 2012 presidential ticket trade barbs before the party's summer conference, six weeks before the primaries.
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France's new tax on high incomes

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 17:29

The French government is to impose an extra tax of 3% on annual income above 500,000 euros (£440,000; $721,000).
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France's richest say: Tax us more

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:34

Some of France's wealthiest individuals offer to pay higher taxes, as the government prepares to announce new deficit-cutting measures.
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VIDEO: Paris offers black heritage tours

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 5:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Paris has seen an increase in the number of African-American visitors, and there is a growing number of tours springing up to cater to the new demographic.
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Tongue-tied

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 0:06
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Why do Haiti's children have to speak French in school?
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Strauss-Kahn sex case dismissed

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 18:26

Dominique Strauss-Kahn says his "nightmare" is over as a New York judge throws out the sex assault case against him, ending a three-month legal saga.
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Souvenir-sellers in Paris clashes

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 12:56
related places: Paris

Clashes break out during a crackdown by police against illegal street vendors selling souvenirs of the Eiffel Tower.
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Coco Chanel: Nazi agent?

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 23:55
related countries: Germany Germany

Was the French fashion icon a German wartime agent?
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Spurs close in on Diarra signing

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Tottenham are close to completing a deal to sign France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid, BBC Sport understands.
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Depardieu 'sorry' for jet incident

Friday, August 19th 2011, 11:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

French actor Gerard Depardieu has apologised for urinating in front of passengers on a Dublin-bound flight, a friend who travelled with him says.
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S&P confident on France rating

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 10:02

Rating agency S&P says it is confident it will maintain France's AAA credit rating, a week after downgrade rumours hit the market.
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Bank shares fall after euro talks

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 17:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Shares in European banks and stock exchanges fall after talks between French and German leaders fail to convince investors.
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VIDEO: Exploring the catacombs of Paris

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 3:04
related places: Paris

Underneath the streets of most cities is a complex web of tunnels, cables and pipes carrying everything from water to trains, but under the feet of people in Paris exists one of the most complex system of tunnels ever seen.
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Leaders demand 'euro governance'

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 17:30
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

The German chancellor and the French president propose a number of measures to strengthen the euro, after talks in Paris on the eurozone debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Leaders to debate eurozone crisis

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 4:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet to discuss how to deal with the ongoing eurozone debt crisis.
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Global stock markets push higher

Monday, August 15th 2011, 21:02
related countries: Germany Germany

Global shares consolidate gains made on Friday ahead of a key meeting between French and German leaders on Tuesday.
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France and Greece feeling strain

Friday, August 12th 2011, 10:38

The French economy was flat in the April to June period, while the Greek economy shrank by 6.9% in the second quarter, year-on-year.
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Four EU nations ban short-selling

Friday, August 12th 2011, 7:26

France, Italy, Spain and Belgium ban short-selling on the shares of banks and other financial companies after market turmoil.
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Tale of two cities

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 17:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Do the riots in England parallel those in France in 2005?
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German call to ban workplace kiss

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 10:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Knigge - or etiquette - Society calls for a ban on French-style kissing in the workplace, following complaints.
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Vietnam jails dissident blogger

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 13:08
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

French-Vietnamese dissident blogger, Pham Minh Hoang, is jailed in Vietnam for three years for attempted subversion.
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VIDEO: War bunkers restored in France

Monday, August 8th 2011, 7:03

Enthusiasts in France are restoring some of the most impressive remnants of World War II.
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Western leaders in new Assad call

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 6:36
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria, United States United States

The US, French and German leaders condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for "indiscriminate violence" as anti-government protests continue across the country.
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Paris and London

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 0:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Orwell

On the trail of Orwell's outcasts
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IMF head faces tycoon deal probe

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 13:56

A French court orders an investigation into new IMF chief Christine Lagarde for abuse of authority when she was French finance minister.
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VIDEO: Lagarde waits for French court decision

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 5:24

French judges are to rule on whether to open an inquiry into the former finance minister Christine Lagarde, now managing director of the IMF, over her handling of a high-profile scandal.
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BNP Paribas hit by Greek exposure

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 9:20
related countries: Greece Greece

French bank BNP Paribas reports flat profits after setting aside money to cover its exposure to Greek debt.
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VIDEO: IpTV or Internet TV? which works for you

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:43

France is an early adopter of IPTV but how does it compare to internet TV and will it catch on elsewhere?
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Lace affair

Monday, August 1st 2011, 0:31

Putting the 'hush hush' into Kate's wedding dress
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VIDEO: What went wrong on Air France Rio flight?

Friday, July 29th 2011, 6:09
related places: Paris

Investigators are to reveal the circumstances of the deadly crash of an Air France jet travelling from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in 2009.
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Boars found dead on French coast

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 11:56

Officials find more bodies of wild boars on an algae-affected beach in western France, bringing the total number of dead this month to 31.
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French army kill Afghan civilians

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

French soldiers serving with Nato forces in Afghanistan kill three civilians after a car fails to stop at a checkpoint, officials say.
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Libya condemns UK recognition

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 4:04
related countries: Libya Libya, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Tripoli

Tripoli condemns the UK's decision to recognise the rebels as Libya's "sole governmental authority" after similar moves by France and the US.
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Da Vinci works to come together

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 14:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Paris

London's National Gallery and The Louvre in Paris announce plans to bring together both versions of Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin Of The Rocks.
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Attack on UN in Lebanon condemned

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 9:13
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The UN Secretary General says he is "deeply disturbed" by a bombing that wounded five French peacekeepers in Lebanon.
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Wiggins told to focus on the Tour

Monday, July 25th 2011, 15:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chris Boardman urges Bradley Wiggins to place more importance on the Tour de France than the London Olympics.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Monday, July 25th 2011, 7:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Germany Germany, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The latest as England wrap up victory over India at Lord's, on Mark Cavendish's Tour de France success and the latest football transfers.
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